So, this is what I'm trying to do:

Category (News)

Subcategory 1 (Sports)

Article Title 1 (Story Title)

Article Title 2 (Story Title)

Article title 3 (Story Title)

Subcategory 2 (Fashion)

Article Title 4 (Story Title)

Article Title 5 (Story Title)

Article Title 6 (Story Title)

I feel like I must be missing something really obvious, because this seems ridiculously difficult to do. The closest I have gotten displays not just the article titles, but also the entire article text.

I know I could do it manually, but I'd really prefer not to as it would be a lot of maintenance.



You don't miss something really obvious. The truth is that this type of article display is not included in the core content component.

But you are lucky here. There are a few extensions that will make your life easier with this , than having to code this at your own within an override, and the good news is that they are free.

My first recommendation is the SectionX by StackIdeas. It's coming as a component and will allow you to create a menu item and adjust the settings to display it the way you want.

There is one more component "SectionCategoryArticleList", which comes also as a module with similar functionality.

  • Hi: Thanks for the suggestions. It seems like SectionX isn't available for my version of Joomla, but SectionCategoryArticleList does sort of work. I just can't figure out where to edit the display defaults - I can't tell where they're inherited from, and editing the extension's CSS file seems to have no effect. But anyway that's a question for the developer. Thanks for your help!
    – Lucy
    Nov 12 '14 at 22:36
  • What's your joomla version?
    – FFrewin
    Nov 12 '14 at 23:52
  • 3.3.6 stable...
    – Lucy
    Nov 13 '14 at 5:35
  • xSection works in 3.3.6.
    – FFrewin
    Nov 13 '14 at 6:37

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